Thomas Martin was recently interviewed for an article in Law.com. The former federal agent said attorneys are his most frequent clients. “You either find the assets or you don’t. You either get the guy off for murder or you don’t. You either locate the person and do a background, or you don’t. There’s no gray area in our work.”Details
These are some uncharted and anxiety-driven times, to say the least.
Over the past 10 days, there’s been a spike in the number of people calling our office, asking us to locate their relatives. The level of interest is similar to that of the Christmas season. People seem concerned and worried about relatives that they haven’t seen for some time – be it for a few months or many decades.Details
Shortly after attorneys are retained and spouses are served, most people quickly surmise they are swimming in the quicksand of the family law court system. Many feel violated and abused, like victims of an unfair and uncaring court system.
Incompetent attorneys, outrageous fees, callous and going-through-the-motions judges, knucklehead forensic accounts, amateurish 730 evaluators and incompetent private investigators often seem to dominate the process.Details
There are very few constants in the world of private investigation, but if there is one, it’s that private investigators are extremely busy on Valentine’s Day. But this has started to expand to Super Bowl Sunday. Here’s how it all works, and why.Details
The Netflix’ film Marriage Story is largely a story about what typically happens during divorce: Both sides hire bulldog lawyers. As private investigators, we’ve worked with hundreds of divorce lawyers through the years, and we are happy to help with free recommendations for family law attorneys. Choosing the right one is likely one of the most important decisions you will make in your life.Details
Our executive clients sometimes inquire if we know of anyone who can assist them with public speaking and/or training for TV, radio and print interviews. These clients range from Fortune 100 clients, business executives, government, non-profits, sport figures, entertainment industry, attorneys, social media personalities and entrepreneurs. Most have no formal training – and it shows.Details
I had some of my staff members research some high-quality podcasts with wide and diverse audiences. Here’s their Top 5 picks.Details
We get a lot of calls asking for a good private investigator in the Hawaiian Islands, so we set out to find 4 “best of the best” local investigators.Details
From November through Christmas, we get about 40-50 calls per week – inquiring about locating all sorts of individuals. They range from disconnected family members, high school sweethearts, military friends, college buddies, former co-workers and neighbors.
We find about 98.4% of the people we look for.Details
Thomas Martin of Martin Investigative Services was recently quoted in The Athletic, for an article about drug use in the NHL.
You can read the article here.Details
Thomas G. Martin was quoted in a recent Orange County Register article regarding the late Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs and the DEA.Details
Over the past decade, I’ve had more and more clients consult with me about something I never would have imagined 20 years ago: The online activity of their kids. It has come to the point where I definitely have some standard talking points when the parents hire me to talk with their tweens and teenagers.Details
A few weeks ago, I was sent a couple videos from Wired’s YouTube Channel that I really enjoyed, and I wanted to share them here.
In the first series of videos, Technique Critique, experts from various professional disciplines break down Hollywood movies and TV shows, and explain what they got right and wrong.
I was so impressed with this series, I reached out to Wired and volunteered to do one on private investigation should they do a second season.Details
In 1971, I had staring contest with Charles Manson. I was reminded of this by Season 2 of Netflix’ Mindhunter, which mostly gets investigation correct.Details
As a professional private investigator and a former Federal agent, it can be very hard for me to watch television. With rare exception, nearly every Hollywood depiction of private investigation and criminal investigation consistently gets it wrong. (I’ve written a few posts about the Hollywood vs. reality aspect of private investigation: here, here and here.)…Details
Self improvement web site UpJourney.com recently included us in a panel article called Warning Signs Your Partner Could Be Cheating, According to 8 Experts.
It’s an interesting array of experts, looking at the topic from multiple professional perspectives.Details
I’ve taken part in more than a few television shows as an interview subject. In recent years, I was approached by two of the major studios, as they wanted me to help create and star in a reality-based television show about private investigators. I have ended up turning down many interviews and all of the reality shows – because I insisted upon keeping the reality aspect intact.
Here’s how these things typically go.Details
This summer I’ve had a few calls from people who have felt they’ve been scammed by “quick and easy” Internet marketing companies and their lofty promises.
Instead of taking these cases and then trying to retrieve any investments, I’d rather see these people invest money in something that works, instead of spending their money to recoup other, previously-wasted money.
What follows is the entire, straightforward approach to marketing from my new book, Seeing Life Through Private Eyes.Details
In the broad majority of cases, the missing person is not in their right mind. I’ve written a couple posts about what to do if someone you love goes missing and how missing persons cases work. In the latter post, I covered the fact that about 95% of the time, the persons go missing by…Details
When a person goes missing, friends and family can largely be on their own because most police departments have limited resources, and are understaffed, overworked, and have no overtime.
If you ever find yourself in this situation, here are some things to do and the timeline on which they should be done.Details
During their previous careers as federal agents, many of our investigators actually worked inside Mexico – either covertly or overtly.Details
I am offering a $25,000 reward for information that leads to finding Derek Seehausen or physical evidence supporting his death.Details
You’ve probably wondered at some point: If someone ran a background check on me, what would be in it?
Believe me when I say you would be shocked at what’s actually in these reports: I’m a private investigator whose agency performs hundreds of these background checks and asset searches every year.
The sheer amount of data in these reports is staggering: Many of them are a hundred pages or more.Details
Last year, the Washington Post released a fascinating study that mapped out over 52,000 homicides over the past decade across 50 cities. It turns out that the overall arrest rate was only 49%, and in some areas the arrest rate was lower than 33%.Details